This is a recurrent theme in the field of achieving goals. It all starts with awareness of where you are at. If you are training with us you will know what it was that finally triggered you in to action. It may have been a worrying milligrams of mercury reading for your blood pressure result at a work ‘health day’. It may have been high numbers of ‘cholesterol’ at an annual blood test A waist hip ratio that flags concern As personal trainers we deal in numbers and it is our job to get you to understand yours. But first you have to measure them. If fat loss is your goal it might be calories versus calories out or getting your body fat percentage in to a safe range. What I wanted to mention to you today is the multitude of apps and systems available to you to see where you are at. I have used a lot over the years and I want you to check out what works for you. If you have an I phone then check out the following: My net diary, Mapmyfitness, Myfitnesspal, Nike+GPS, Hundred Push ups, wateryourbody….. The list goes on and on but find something that resonates with you. The ease of use and the information it gives you could be a great strategy for getting your numbers in the right direction.
With Julia Gillard’s new carbon tax making the headlines where are the initiatives to promote carbon friendly practices like riding to work? The future and it is coming fast, will need to include strategies to make our environment better to live in and bodies more capable of living in it. There is no better win/win situation than people producing less carbon by walking, running or riding to work and leaving the car at home. People can not only help save the planet but themselves at the same time. Good deal I reckon. When you think that fat is simply stored energy and 65% of Australian men and 58% of Australian women are either overweight or obese (as signified by a Body Mass Index over 30), you can see there is a lot of energy left on the table for most people. When the government really gets serious about the mounting costs of an unhealthy population, look out for compulsory time off from work (paid for) during the day to move/exercise. This won’t be optional because the cost of too many of the population not moving enough is going to be absoultely huge and definitely unaffordable. But are we really going to get to a stand off between government and individual reserving their right not to be healthy?? Why not make the decision yourself…if you haven’t already done so. Crazy world. In the mean time Best Practice exists to get more people in to the elite 10% (hopefully growing) of the population who exercise enough to get a benefit. Our job […]